Boy did I get a surprise this week . I had originally applied for a 6K tag and was turned down and given a preference point for next year. Well yesterday in the mail I received a letter from the DEC . They said the area had fewer application than anticipated and they sent me one.
I am guessing, as I have heard, that a lot of people did not apply due to the extra $10. tax on them this year.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...